This  tutorial describes how to use Homebrew to install Azure CLI and kubectl on macOS.

The tutorial contains 3 sections:

  1. Installing Homebrew
  2. Installing kubectl
  3. Installing Azure CLI
1. Installing Homebrew

Paste the following in a macOS Terminal or Linux shell prompt:

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

2. Installing kubectl 

To install kubectl with Homebrew on MacOS:

2.1 Run the following installation command:

brew install kubectl


brew install kubernetes-cli

2.2  Test to ensure the version you installed is up-to-date:

kubectl version --client

3. Installing the Azure CLI

3.1 You can install the CLI by updating your brew repository information, and then running the install command:

brew update && brew install azure-cli

3.2 You can then run the Azure CLI with the az command. To sign in, use az login command.

3.3 Run the login command.

az login

3.4 If the CLI can open your default browser, it will do so and load an Azure sign-in page.

Otherwise, open a browser page at and enter the authorization code displayed in your terminal.

3.5 After you’ve installed all the items, you need to set subscription and get credentials for the resource group.

Run the following commands:

az account set --subscription "Main Subscription"

az aks get-credentials --resource-group aks-dev --name aks-dev